We're Hiring: Program Director, Professional Masters' in GIS

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The Professional Masters’ in GIS in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a full time Program Director. The position is a 12-month appointment starting July 1, 2015. Candidates must have a Master degree in GIScience or related fields, with preference for those holding a Ph.D. Applicants should be trained broadly in the area of GIScience (including cartography and visualization) with technical skills and experience in computer programming and emerging technologies in GIScience.

The Professional Masters’ program (currently in the late stages of planning) will be non-thesis program operating on a program revenue model. It will be oriented towards skills development with a focus on training students in advanced geospatial database design, geospatial analysis, web-based and mobile mapping, geovisualization and programming skills.

The program will be offered fully online and targeted at working professionals and international students who are interested in GIS programming skills and new tools/techniques for advanced GIS application support.

Principle Duties include: Program development, course instruction, administration, and outreach.

To apply for this position send: (1) a letter describing qualification including training and management background, particularly GIScience professional and teaching experience, and (2) a CV to the email address below. Please arrange to have three letters of reference submitted by the application deadline. Applications arriving after the deadline cannot be guaranteed consideration. Electronic submission in PDF format is required.

Apply: Sharon Kahn, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 160 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706-1491. Tel: 1-608-265-9975, Email: apply@geography.wisc.edu.

Application deadline: April 30, 2015.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Background check may be required prior to employment. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicant must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.


Author: Geography Staff

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